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Israeli security forces gather at the site of an attack that left two Israeli police dead in the northern city of Hadera on March 27, 2022. Image Credit: AFP

Beirut: Daesh on Monday claimed a shooting in northern Israel that killed two police officers, according to a statement released by the Amaq propaganda site.

“Two members of the Jewish (state’s) police force were killed and others were injured in an immersive commando attack,” Daesh said in a rare claim for an attack inside Israel.

The group said two of its fighters had carried out the shooting on Sunday at Herbert Samuel Street in Hadera city in northern Israel.

It claimed 10 others were wounded in ensuing clashes.

According to the SITE intelligence group, this is the first time since 2017 that Daesh has officially claimed an attack in Israel.

Dudu Boani, the police deputy commander for the region, said the assailants were shot dead.

The Daesh proto-state — which once administered millions of people across swathes of Syria and Iraq — was declared defeated on March 23, 2019.

But Daesh operatives continue to conduct attacks across the globe.

Earlier this month, Daesh confirmed the death of its leader Abu Ibrahim Al Qurashi and named Abu Hasan Al Hashemi Al Qurashi as his replacement.

The announcement came more than a month after the Daesh chief died during a US raid that saw commandos swoop in by helicopter to an area in northwest Syria controlled by rival extremists.